Buntara Sangha Kuwait (BSK) hosted it glorious 15th year celebrations under the guidance of President Rajesh Shetty on Friday, 27 May at Cambridge English School auditorium, Mangaf. It was a joyous celebration with the vibrancy of dance, music and comedy. An organization which started with a handful of Bunts members, today has grown steadily and strongly to a big family of over 287 Bunts members. The valuable support of the members, advertisers, donors, and sponsors has helped Buntara Sangha successfully achieve many milestones.
Buntayaana is a strong reflection of the bunts culture, traditions, dress, food and their generous and welcoming heart. The entrance to the auditorium was beautifully decorated by the PR committee members, the art and design work in the reception area represented the theme of the cultural activities of dance and music with backdrop famously known as ‘Boothada Thiri’. The reception team, the welcome team, the participants, the audiences and the whole surroundings were adorned to look so very beautiful.
The program of the day started with prayer song from Amith Shetty, followed by invocation dance by the Upasana Dance Group beautifully choreographed by Pratibha Menon. Vice President Sanath Shetty welcomed the gathering of famous dignitaries and personality of Bunts community Justice N Santosh Hegde graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Ravi Shetty Moodambail (Qatar) winner of International Aryabhata Award was the Guest of Honor. Lighting of Lamp and Souvenir release by the guests and the Managing Committee and Ex-Presidents of the Sangha marked the beginning of this momentous occasion.
This was followed by an array of scintillating dance performances by talented Bunts children and ladies who danced to the tunes of 'Mix Bollywood Songs', 'Chicken Song', 'Balle Soniye', 'Mooji Mone', 'Lets Nacho’, 'Bollywood Re-Mix songs' and 'Bollywood Style Mix Songs'. The choreographers for the day were Sandhya R Shetty, Sanmathi D Menda, Kanchana Shetty, Akshatha Shetty, Jolita, Veda S Shetty, Laxmi Hegde and Team.
The stage program began with felicitation of Justice Santhosh Hegde and Ravi Shetty Moodambail (Qatar), the outstanding achievers of the Proud bunt community. They were honored as per Bunts tradition by presenting flower bouquet, shawl, bunts shawl, bunts peta, cardamom garland, fruit basket, kambala stick and memento. As is the tradition, Buntara Sangha also felicitated outstanding contributors who have played a major role in executing various programs of Buntara Sangha. Divin Menda- Ex President of the Sangha and his wife Sanmathi Menda - Ex Management Committee member, Sudhakar Shetty Pangala and Vishwanath Shetty were felicitated for their dedicated hard work, support and contributions towards BSK during the Year 2015 and 2016.
Artists of ‘Prashamsa Kaup’ and ‘Namma Kalavider Bedra’ were also felicitated as well as the sponsors of the program. The audience was impressed by the very inspiring speech delivered by Justice Hegde, Ravi Shetty and President Rajesh Shetty.
The much awaited ‘Prashamsa Kaup’ and ‘Namma Kalavider Bedra’, Mangalore (India) entertained the audience with rib-tickling and side-splitting comedy. The audiences enjoyed every bit of the show and showered applause on all of the performers. The entire program was coordinated under the guidance of Culture Secretary Sudharshan Raju Shetty.
Vote of thanks was proposed by General Secretary Dinesh Shetty, who expressed appreciation for the participants, Sub-Committee members, sponsors and well-wishers for their continued support and making this mega event a very grand success. Later, Avanthi Palace Restaurant served mouthwatering dinner. The event was beautifully compered by Swarna Shetty and Nithesh Shetty.